Edward O. Uthman, MD (2014)
Dr. Edward “Ed” O. Uthman was born on March 4, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Battle Ground Academy in nearby Franklin in 1970, and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1967 at the age of fifteen.
He is married to fellow pathologist, Dr. Margaret Uthman, and they have two adult children, Marissa Venable and Andrew Uthman.
Medical Education & Practice
Dr. Uthman received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Rhodes College in 1974. He received his MD degree in 1977 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He did his pathology residency also at the UT Health Science Center and was board certified in clinical and anatomical pathology in 1981. During his time as an undergraduate, he worked as an emergency room nursing assistant at Miller Hospital in Nashville, and during his residency, he worked part-time as Assistant County Medical Examiner for Shelby County.
In 1982, Dr. Uthman moved to Little Rock, Arkansas to serve as assistant professor of pathology at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. While there he won the Golden Apple Award for Best Teacher of Preclinical Sciences in 1983, 1985, and 1986.
In 1986 Dr. Uthman moved to Houston, Texas where he joined Brown & Associates Medical Laboratories. He became a general partner in 1991 and is currently still practicing there. Dr. Uthman also serves as Laboratory Medical Director and on the Board of Directors of OakBend Medical Center in Richmond. He has been chief of staff twice during his time at OakBend.
Dr. Uthman currently serves as adjunct professor of pathology at The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine, a position he has held since 2002. He has won awards for his participation in the sophomore pathology course lecture series.
Aside from practice and academia, Dr. Uthman has served on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center in Houston and served for nine years as Deputy State Commissioner for Inspections and Accreditations of the College of American Pathologists. Additionally, he is the co-owner of PATH-L, the longest-running online discussion group for pathologists.
Dr. Uthman served as president of the Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists in 2006 and has served on panels or committees for the American Society for Clinical Pathology and the College of American Pathologists. He is a member of the Fort Bend County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association.
Texas Society of Pathologists
Dr. Uthman served as president of the TSP in 2014 and received the Presidential Award in 2009. In the past several years the field of pathology has changed, leading Dr. Uthman to encourage pathologists to interact more with their hospital community (See his editorial “Getting out from behind the paraffin curtain” in Arch Path Lab Med, Vol 138, January 2014).
Additionally, Dr. Uthman continues to work with the Education Foundation for young pathologists and is the Chair of the Communications Committee.
Dr. Uthman is the author of the book Understanding Anemia, published in 1998. He is also on the Executive Advisory Board of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Giltman, L. I., Osborne, P. T., Coleman, S. A., & Uthman, E. O. (1985). Paget's disease of the anal mucosa in association with carcinoma demonstrating mucoepidermoid features. Journal of surgical oncology, 28(4), 277-280.
Cohen, C., Sharkey, F. E., Shulman, G., Uthman, E. O., & Budgeon, L. R. (1987). Tumor‐associated antigens in breast carcinomas. Prognostic significance. Cancer, 60(6), 1294-1298.
Uthman E, Understanding Anemia, University Press of Mississippi, 1998.